Teenage incomes fall

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The number of unemployed 16- and 17-year-olds without any income has increased by 24,000 over the past year, a report showed yesterday.

Those out of work and receiving no benefit has reached 160,500, according to an analysis of government figures by the Unemployment Unit and Youthaid. The figures, for the three months to November 1996, mean that 89 per cent of all unemployed 16- and 17-year-olds have no form of income, said the report. The total number of 16- and 17-year-olds without a job was 181,000, the highest figure ever recorded for an autumn quarter.